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Confessions Of A Wage Slave

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Below is the poem entitled Confessions Of A Wage Slave which was written by poet Madeleine McLaughlin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Confessions Of A Wage Slave

Time paces
-tick, tock-
life trudges between its
tick, tock.

hurry, hurry
-tick, tock-
rush to all the garbage pails
each minute means
another few cents
stalling means
no job to pay the rent
tick, tock

eat, eat
-tick, tock-
slender meals and bitter thoughts
of life and all its tick, talk.

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  1. Date: 8/11/2011 9:09:00 PM
    Oh how I do identify with this. At my age I'm so tired of it all and looking forward to retirement. Good job. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 7:31:00 PM
    the slender meals made me think of those hideous slimfast things. Yes, we are slaves to slave wages and it SUCKS. congrats in Brian's contest on a GREAT poem.

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 3:27:00 PM
    Bold and powerful title wor the subject matter. Many congrats on your HM in the Poetrysoup competition. Elaine

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 6:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest Madeleine. I enjoyed reading your poem again this morning. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 7:34:00 PM
    Oh too bad not everyone has a job they love. Wouldn't it be nice if we could earn a livng wiritng poetry like this? Congratulations on your big win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 6:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Madeleine. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 6:31:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem Confessions...being featured this week, Madeleine

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 6:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Madeleine. Love Carol

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 12:46:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Madeleine. Love, Carol